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1 PDE UPDATES FROM THE ESL PROGRAM AREA AUGUST 2014 LINDA LONG ESL/BILINGUAL EDUCATION ADVISOR

2 Mission for the Education of ELLs Provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education which includes the provision of quality, culturally responsive, and equitable educational programs for English language learners and assurance of their appropriate participation in all aspects of the educational system. Ensure that its programs will address the needs and rights of English language learners in all its initiatives throughout the entire process of planning and implementation. 2

3 Vision for the Education of ELLs Promotes the recognition of English language learners and their parents as cultural and linguistic assets to the Commonwealth’s global initiatives. Is committed to using its Standards Aligned System to ensure that English language learners receive core curriculum instruction and achieve high levels of academic success. 3

4 Objectives Identify current initiatives and their impact on the education of English language learners in Pennsylvania Propose a team approach to engage educators in collaborative efforts to enhance the academic opportunities and achievement of English language learners Identify resources, professional development, and technical support available to assist LEAs in implementing a team-focused, student-centered ESL Program 4

5 BACKGROUND 5

6 2011 ESEA Flexibility The U.S. Department of Education has invited SEAs to request flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State- developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. 1)College and Career ready Standards 2)Differentiated Accountability and Recognition System 3)Effective Instruction and Leadership 4)Reducing Duplication of Data 6

7 2011 ESEA Flexibility ESEA Flexibility website: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea- flexibility/index.html PA ESEA Request for Flexibility approved August 2013: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea- flexibility/map/pa.html 7

8 Current Initiatives Changes in ESEA Accountability — No AYP — New AMOs — Federal Accountability (Title I Schools) — School Performance Profile Chapter 4 Revisions — Implementation of PA Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics — New graduation requirements — Revised State Assessment System Educator Effectiveness Implementation of ACCESS 2.0 8

9 CHALLENGES 9

10 Shifts Expectations for ELLs Expectations for educators Compliance to outcomes Incremental change to significant Achievement to opportunity Integration of resources 10

11 ELLs Double the work Increased rigor of PA Core Standards Proficient score on Keystone Exams to graduate 4 year grad rate cohort College and career ready 11

12 Educators Advocate for the underserved Remove barriers Raise the expectations Close the gaps—opportunity and achievement Improve outcomes Increased accountability 12

13 Compliance to Outcomes Compliance is no longer enough LEAs are required to demonstrate effectiveness of ESL Program Show that ESL Program is causing ELLs to become proficient and academically successful — More than AMAOs — Performing comparable to never-ELL peers — Participating in all aspects of the educational program — Retain/drop out rate comparable to never-ELL peers 13

14 Incremental to Significant Change ESEA Flexibility — Systemic challenge requires a systemic change Accountability — 50% reduction in achievement gap over 6 years 14

15 Achievement to Opportunity Gaps Achievement gaps are a reflection of opportunity gaps LEAs must take positive steps to ensure equity of opportunity and inclusion 15

16 Integration of Resources Limited staff Limited funding Limited resources 16

17 Research-Based Characteristics of High Performing Schools Clear and Shared Focus Effective Leadership High Levels of Collaboration and Communication High Standards and Expectations Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Aligned to Standards Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning Focused Professional Development Supportive Learning Environment High Levels of Community and Parent Involvement 17

18 It Takes a Team Foundations of initiatives Nature of challenges Focus of federal government Requirements of regulations Supported by research 18

19 A Team Approach Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement Council of Special Education Administrators National Association of School Psychologists National Association of State Directors of Special Education www.ideapartnership.org 19

20 A tool to make explicit the kind of collaboration needed to affect a change in practice A partnership that builds connections and fosters authentic engagement Protocols that focus on the value of relationships and shared knowledge and expertise Rubrics, tools, activities to implement 20

21 Habits of Interaction 21

22 Coalescing Around Issues 22 Shared concerns: Commonality of need, purpose, action Steps to build consensus: Define issues Outline knowledge Develop key principles or mission Determination of actionable goals

23 Ensuring Relevant Participation 23 Right mix of stakeholders: Representative Purposeful Knowledgeable Influential Right environment: Welcoming Scaffold for understanding and gaps Develop a common vocabulary Rotate leadership

24 Doing the Work Together 24 Interactions of Participants: Model respect Support personal investment Acknowledge need for recognition Work being done: Revisit shared principles or vision Structure interactions Keep all stakeholders informed Incorporate reflection

25 Advantages of Leading by Convening 25

26 ESL PROGRAM EVALUATION 26

27 ESL Program Key Components Language Instruction Educational Program: Written ESL policy Educational approach and instructional model Identification, placement, exit, monitoring Planned instruction= ESL and content areas Assessment Program evaluation Staffing and resources Communication with parents Professional development for all teachers Common planning time 27

28 Program Evaluation Requirement Each LEA must periodically evaluate its language instructional program to ensure all components are aligned and working effectively to facilitate the acquisition of the English language and academic achievement defined by the PA academic standards. BEC: Educating Students with Limited English Proficiency and English Language Learners Each eligible entity that receives a subgrant from a state agency…shall provide such agency…with an evaluation, in a form prescribed by the agency. Title III 3121 (a) 28

29 Program Evaluation What Data do we Review? A Diagnostic Tool for Taking Your Program’s Pulse in ESL Tool Kit at http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid =4754 http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid =4754 Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps at http://disprop.sites.tadnet.org/pages/115 http://disprop.sites.tadnet.org/pages/115 29

30 EMETRIC FOR ACCESS FOR ELLS ASSESSMENT DATA 30 https://solutions.emetric.net/paaccess/

31 EMETRIC FOR PA STUDENT ASSESSMENTS 31 https://solutions1.emetric.net/PA

32 PA SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE 32 www.paschoolperformance.org

33 PVAAS 33 https://pvaas.sas.com

34 ESL PROGRAM AREA UPDATES FOR SY 2014-15 34

35 ESL POLICY 35

36 ESL Policy Each LEA must have a written, board approved ESL Program. Guidance and NEW sample ESL Policy in ESL Tool Kit: http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=461 9 http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=461 9 Recorded webinar and power point, “Effective ESL Programs: Meeting the Challenges and Embracing the Opportunities” (August 21, 2013): http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255 http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255 36

37 IDENTIFICATION, PLACEMENT, EXIT 37

38 New Federal Guidance Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in Schools (received June 2014) Penn*Link released July 2, 2014 The United States Department of Education and United States Department of Justice have updated guidance to state education agencies to assist public elementary and secondary institutions to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with federal law and provide all students with equal access to an education. urge local education agencies (LEA) to —review the list of documents used to establish proof of residency, proof of age, use of social security numbers, and documentation of race and ethnicity to ensure that these do not bar or discourage a student who is undocumented or whose parents are undocumented from enrolling. —review enrollment data for precipitous drops in enrollment of any group of students that may signal barriers to their participation. 38

39 New Federal Guidance A guidance letter, fact sheet, and a question and answer document that includes examples can be accessed in English and Spanish: The English guidance documents: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague- 201405.pdf http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201405.pdf http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet- 201405.pdf The Spanish guidance documents: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201405- sp.pdf http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201405-sp.pdf http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201405- sp.pdf Penn*Link and documents will be posted soon on the ESL Portal (www.eslportalpa.info)www.eslportalpa.info 39

40 PLACEMENT IS A PROCESS! Student placement into an ESL or Bilingual Program must be based on the results of the Home Language Survey, the W-APT, and consideration of multiple criteria. From the Home Language Survey, LEAs identify students with a primary home language other than English (PHLOTEs). From the PHLOTE list, LEAs implement a process to identify students who are in need of English language instruction programs. Based on further information and the use of multiple criteria, a PHLOTE student may be  formally assessed for English language proficiency (using the W-APT) and possible placement in an English language instructional program  exempted from a formal English language proficiency assessment

41 EXEMPTION FROM FORMAL ASSESSMENT There are certain scenarios that may preclude assessment if a student can demonstrate English language proficiency (ELP). Students should meet two of the following three criteria to be exempted from a formal ELP assessment. Student records for children from other states or school systems can be considered as part of the criteria.  Final grades of B or better in core subject areas (Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies);  Scores on district-wide assessments that are comparable to the Basic performance level on the PSSA;  Scores of Basic in Reading, Writing and Math on the PSSA or an equivalent assessment from another state.

42 FURTHER INFORMATION Further information can be gathered from additional questionnaires, meetings with parents/caregivers, meetings with students, and examination of documents pertaining to the student’s prior education. Additional questions for parents/caregivers might include the following:  How many years did your child attend school in your native country? In the United States?  What grade was your child in at the last school he/she attended?  What language does your child most frequently speak at home?  What language do you use most frequently to speak to your child?  What is the language spoken most often by the adults in the home?  Can your child read in your native language? How well?  Can your child write in your native language? How well?

43 USE OF THE W-APT If the Home Language Survey, further information, and multiple criteria warrant formal assessment of English language proficiency for potential placement into an English language instructional program, Pennsylvania requires the administration of the W-APT as an initial measure of a student’s English language proficiency. Parent permission to assess is not required. W-APT scores, in combination with other multiple criteria, help to determine whether or not a student is in need of an English language instructional program. For additional guidance  ESL Toolkit under Placement at www.eslportalpa.infowww.eslportalpa.info  Recorded webinar information and PA-specific guidance document available on the ESL Portal at the following link: http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255 http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255

44 PARENT NOTIFICATION Placement in a Core ESL and/or a Title III supplemental ESL Program requires parent notification  Within 30 days of the beginning of the school year  Within 14 days of enrollment during the school year  Must be in the parents’ preferred language and mode of communication  Notification must include identification, assessment results, placement, instructional model, how program will address students’ educational needs Parent Notifications available on TransACT (www.transact.com)www.transact.com  See TransACT website for languages available  NCLB-B2 Notification of ELD Program Placement  Indicates instructional model for Core ESL Program  Indicates instructional model for Title III Supplemental Services, only relevant if additional Title III funded instructional services are available  NCLB-B3 Description of District ELD Program  Provides details of how the Core ESL Program will meet the educational needs of the student  NCLB-B4 Program Withdrawal/Denial of Enrollment from Title III Supplemental Program Only  Enables parents to opt their child out of additional Title III funded instructional services (not Core ESL instruction), only relevant if additional Title III funded instructional services are available

45 LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM EXIT Every LEA must include the State Required Exit Criteria in the LEA’s Program Plan for ELLs. The State Required Exit Criteria for Pennsylvania’s English Language Instructional Programs for English Language Learners (Revised June 2013) must be applied to determine program exit for students after June 1, 2013. Program exit from the Pennsylvania English language instructional program for English language learners takes place annually between June and September. Student exit from an ESL or Bilingual Program must be based on Pennsylvania’s exit criteria.

46 CUT-OFF SCORE FLEXIBILITY IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES Following the scoring criteria in the table below, the W-APT may be administered between June and September to students who scored below the minimum cutoff for program exit on the January administration of the ACCESS in order to demonstrate sufficient progress to justify exit. Grade Level ACCESS Score Required W-APT Scores* K Cutoff score flexibility not allowable for Kindergarteners 1-5 4.6-4.9 5.0 in each domain 6-8 4.7-4.9 5.0 in each domain 9-12 4.8-4.9 5.0 in each domain

47 LEP STATUS FOR 2014-2015 LEP status of students for the current school year must be determined by September 30, 2013, and reported in the PIMS October District and School Enrollment Collection.  current ELL  monitor 1  monitor 2  no longer monitored  never an ELL Students reported as current English language learners in the PIMS October District and School Enrollment Collection cannot exit the English language instructional program from October until June. LEP Status does not change from October to June (DQE edit applies)

48 FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information on any of these topics, please visit the ESL Toolkit!  Identification- http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4623 http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4623  Placement- http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4649 http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4649  Exit criteria- http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4651 http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=4651

49 PLANNED INSTRUCTION 49

50 English Language Acquisition (ESL Classes) ESL instruction must be delivered via curriculum aligned with PA’s Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening Standards and the PA English Language Proficiency Standards. (BEC, Educating Students with Limited English Proficiency and English Language Learners) PA English Language Proficiency Standards and PA Core Standards for English Language Arts can be accessed on the SAS Portal at www.pdesas.org. Click on the Standards element. www.pdesas.org Guidance related to developing/revising the ESL curriculum can be accessed at: “Effective ESL Programs: Meeting the Challenges and Embracing the Opportunities (August 21, 2013) ”: http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255 http://www.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=5255 NEW--During SY 2014-15, PA ELPS Framework for Formative Assessment will be updated to reflect the PA Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. 50

51 SAS PORTAL RESOURCES http://www.pdesas.org/ (under Curriculum, Instruction, Materials & Resources) Voluntary Modal Curriculum Keystones to Opportunity Learning Progressions Curriculum Framework ELL Overlays for Literacy and Mathematics Danielson Framework of Teacher Effectiveness 51

52 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE RESOURCES 52 www.paschoolperformance.org (under School Supports tab)  Instructional Strategies  PA Best Practice Video Series with Anita Archer  Academic Indicators —Grad rate, drop out, attendance  Academic Achievement —Math —Reading —Writing —Science — Grade 3 proficiency —Industry Standards — SAT/ACT —Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate

53 Academic Content Areas (Content Classes) The language instructional program must also provide ELLs with meaningful, comprehensible access to instruction in all content areas required by Pennsylvania academic standards. The PA ELPS are an overlay to academic standards and must be incorporated into instruction for ELLs by all teachers. (BEC, Educating Students with Limited English Proficiency and English Language Learners) PA English Language Proficiency Standards and academic standards can be accessed on the SAS Portal at www.pdesas.org under the Standards element. www.pdesas.org NEW--Revised ELL Overlays for Literacy and Mathematics are available on SAS Portal (www.pdesas.org) under the Curriculum element.www.pdesas.org 53

54 Revised ELL Overlays Updated to reflect the PA Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics Make explicit the dynamic process of adapting instruction and assessment based on the English language proficiency of students Support educators in extending this process to various instructional contexts 54

55 WIDA CAN DO NAME CHARTS Educators can indicate the proficiency level by domain for each ELL student on their class roster. Educators can use this as a quick and easy reference for lesson planning, and during class discussion, instruction, grouping, and activities to support differentiation and scaffolding. LEAs can  Share this with all educators of ELLs along with students’ ACCESS for ELLs scores  Provide appropriate training and professional development to support educators use of this helpful tool

56 LEP DATA 56

57 2014-15 Data Consolidation Goal: —Reduce the burden to LEAs —Utilize PIMS full capabilities NEW—Data Collection Calendar: —6 annual PIMS Snapshot Collections —Ongoing data collection in the student enrollment template and student template —PIMS Internal Snapshots pulled by PDE staff Impact: —changes to LEP data collection and training 57

58 www.education.state.pa.us > 2014-2015 LEP Data Collections Data CollectedWindowPurposeImpact Student Enrollment Counts October Snapshot (Collection #1—October 1-17, 2014) Collects data on LEP students, Title III served LEP students, immigrant students, and nonpublic LEP and immigrant students being served by Title III. Data is used for federal reporting and Title III LEP and immigrant funding purposes. Title III Professional Development Activities Survey (SY 2013-14) October Snapshot (Collection #1—October 1-17, 2014) Collects types of professional development activities provided to educators and counts of educators who participated in professional development. Data is used for federal reporting. PreCode ACCCESS/Alternate ACCESS Internal Snapshot (December 1, 2014) Collects demographic data for LEP students. Data is provided to Metritech to produce precode labels for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessments ACCESS for ELLs Accountability Internal Snapshot Initial Pull—April 22, 2015 Final Pull—May 15, 2015 Collects data on LEP and Title III LEP students during the ACCESS for ELLs test window. ACCESS Test Files are matched to reported LEP students. Test booklets that do not match demographic data in PIMS are invalidated for federal reporting and accountability purposes. LEP SystemMarch 9—27, 2015 Collects data on ESL Programs. LEP students in programs designed for LEP students. This data is used for federal reporting purposes and program compliance monitoring. ELL End of Year CountJune Snapshot (Collection #4)—for district fact template Internal Snapshot (August 21, 2015)—for student level data Collects data on LEP, immigrant, and Title III served students who were enrolled in a school at any time during the school year. This snapshot is used for federal reporting purposes and program compliance monitoring. Congress uses this data for decisions concerning policy and funding for LEP and immigrant students. 58

59 LEP ASSESSMENT 59

60 2014-2015 ACCESS Testing Schedule 60 Task Start DateEnd Date LEA Test Administrator Training Window for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs --01/25/15 LEAs Order Test Materials for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs11/17/1412/12/14 PIMS Internal Pull for Precode File for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs12/01/14 LEAs Receive ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS Test Materials1/12/15 ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Test Window01/26/1503/06/15 Deadline to Order Additional Materials for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs2/20/15 LEAs Ship Completed ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Materials to MetriTech03/13/15 MetriTech Data Validation Website Open for LEAs to Correct ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Demographic Information 04/16/1504/21/15 PIMS Window Open for LEAs to Validate Data Elements for the ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs File 04/16/1504/21/15 PIMS Internal Pull for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs File4/22/15 MetriTech Data Validation Website Open for LEAs to Correct ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Demographic Information (Only for LEAs Notified by PDE) 05/07/1505/12/15 PIMS Window Open for LEAs to Validate Data Elements for the ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs File (Only for LEAs Notified by PDE) 05/07/1505/12/15 Final ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Internal File Pulled from PIMS05/15/15 ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Reports Shipped to Districts* * Subject to change depending on timeliness of materials returned to Metritech and accuracy of demographic data in PIMS & Metritech Week of 06/08/15*

61 ACCESS 2.0 ASSETS (Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems) Consortium The ASSETS grant is a four-year, $10.5 million Enhanced Assessment Grant through which WIDA and the lead state, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will develop a next generation English Language Proficiency assessment system. The full system will measure student progress in attaining the academic English necessary to succeed in school and ultimately post-secondary studies and work. It will include a computer-based language proficiency test (ACCESS 2.0), screener, interim assessments, and formative resources. ASSETS Project website: http://assetsproject.org/aboutUs/http://assetsproject.org/aboutUs/ 61

62 ACCESS 2.0 Timeline 2013-14 Field Test —March 1-June 30, 2014 —Administer 1 domain (reading) —2 hour administration per grade cluster 2014-15 Field Test —Last year for consortium-wide administration of the paper and pencil ACCESS for ELLs (grades 1-12) assessments. —Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs will continue in the current paper and pencil platform. 2015-16 Fully Operational 62

63 PA Transition to ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 ESL Program Area continues to work closely with the WIDA Consortium and the Bureau of Assessment and Accountability to develop guidance and resources Planning regular and frequent communication with LEAs throughout SY 2014-15 http://assetsproject.org/implementation/operational.a spx#requirements –technology requirements and headset purchase recommendations http://assetsproject.org/implementation/operational.a spx#requirements http://assetsproject.org/implementation/operational.a spx#testPrep –implementation webinar, key strategies document, what’s new document http://assetsproject.org/implementation/operational.a spx#testPrep 63

64 Alternate ACCESS for ELLs 2013-14 fully operational across Commonwealth Will continue to be administered to ELLs with significant cognitive disabilities who meet the PA- specific eligibility requirements Alternate ACCESS participation must be determined by the IEP team and must be documented in the IEP Reference PA-specific guidance in the ESL Toolkit: http://toolkit.eslportalpa.info/index.cfm?pageid=46 83 64

65 ELLS WITH DISABILITIES 65

66 New Federal Guidance Questions and Answers Regarding Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (received July 18, 2014) “intended to help States and LEAs…to understand how Part B of the IDEA and Titles I and III of the ESEA address the inclusion of ELs with disabilities in annual State ELP assessments.”  General Obligations  Role of the IEP Team  Accommodations and Alternate Assessments 66  Exit from EL Status  AMAOs

67 New Federal Guidance Penn*Link will be forthcoming Letter and Q & A will be posted on ESL Portal Division of Curriculum and Bureau of Special Education will be reviewing 2010 PDE guidance document 67

68 General Obligations The IDEA, Titles I and III of the ESEA, and Federal civil rights laws require that all children, including children with disabilities, take Statewide assessments that are valid and reliable for the purpose for which they are being used, and this includes the annual ELP assessment. States must develop guidelines for the provision of appropriate accommodations, for each assessment, that do not invalidate test scores, and guidelines for the participation of children with disabilities in alternate assessments who cannot take the regular assessment, even with accommodations. 68

69 Role of the IEP Team Decisions about the content of a student’s IEP, including whether a student must take a regular State assessment (in this case, the ELP assessment), with or without appropriate accommodations, or an alternate assessment in lieu of the regular ELP assessment, must be made by the student's IEP Team. These decisions cannot be made unilaterally. It is important that IEP Teams for ELs with disabilities include persons with expertise in second language acquisition and other professionals, such as speech-language pathologists, who understand how to differentiate between limited English proficiency and a disability. 69

70 Accommodations and Alternate Assessments Develop guidelines for the provision of appropriate accommodations. The State’s guidelines must identify only those accommodations for each assessment that do not invalidate the score, and instruct IEP Teams to select, for each assessment, only those accommodations that do not invalidate the score. Develop and implement alternate assessments and guidelines for the participation of students with disabilities in alternate assessments for those students who cannot participate in regular assessments, even with accommodations. 70

71 An EL with a disability can be “exited” from EL status when he/she no longer meets the definition of an EL (see footnote on page 1). This occurs when the student meets the State’s definition of “proficient” in English. There is no provision in the IDEA that would authorize the IEP Team to remove the “EL” designation before the student has attained English proficiency. In addition, other LEA and/or school personnel do not have the authority under Federal law to remove a student’s EL designation before the student has been deemed proficient in English solely because the student has an IEP. 71

72 AMAOs All ELP assessment results must be included in the Title III accountability calculations under AMAOs 1 and 2. 1% cap on inclusion of advanced/proficient on alternate assessments does not apply to ELP assessments or to AMAOs 1 and 2. 72

73 NCLB TITLE III AND ACCOUNTABILITY 73

74 AMAO Status Reports 2011-12 AMAO Status Reports—released July 2013 2012-13 AMAO Status Reports—pending 2013-14 AMAO Status Reports--TBD 74

75 2012-13 Accountability In a State that received a waiver of the requirement to make AYP determinations, an LEA is still held accountable for AMAO 3. However, that accountability is now based on whether the subgroup of English Learners met its AMOs for reading/language arts and mathematics, the 95% participation rate requirement, and, if the LEA includes one or more high schools, the State’s graduation rate goal or annual target. (ESEA Flexibility Frequently Asked Questions Addendum, March 5, 2013) Pennsylvania’s Request for ESEA Flexibility was accepted August 2013. 75

76 2012-13 Accountability Determinations AMAO 1 and 2  N count is 11 for public reporting (decreased from 40) AMAO 3 (based on ESEA Flexibility AMOs)  N count is 11 for public reporting (decreased from 40)  Indicators: —Participation (95% for ELL subgroup) —4 year graduation rate cohort (85% or 10 % improvement) —Percentage advanced/proficient of aggregate reading/Keystone literature for ELL subgroup (will include flep monitors 1 and 2, if their inclusion raises score) —Percentage advanced/proficient of aggregate math/Algebra 1 for ELL subgroup (will include flep monitors 1 and 2, if their inclusion raises score)  Performance Targets: —advanced/proficient in mathematics: 29.3% —advanced/proficient in reading: 16.8% 76

77 2013-14 Accountability Determinations AMAO 1 and 2 AMAO 3 (based on PA’s ESEA Flexibility AMOs)  Indicators: —Participation rate(95% for ELL subgroup) —5 year graduation rate cohort (85% or 10 % improvement) —Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in reading —Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in mathematics  Performance Target: —50% reduction in achievement gap for advanced/proficient ELL population over six years OR 77

78 2013-14 Accountability Determinations OR AMAO 1 and 2 AMAO 3 (based on amendment to PA’s ESEA Flexibility AMOs)  Indicators:  Participation (95% for ELL subgroup)  4 year graduation rate cohort (85% or 10 % improvement)  Percentage advanced/proficient of aggregate reading/Keystone literature for ELL subgroup (will include flep monitors 1 and 2, if their inclusion raises score)  Percentage advanced/proficient of aggregate math/Algebra 1 for ELL subgroup (will include flep monitors 1 and 2, if their inclusion raises score)  Performance Targets:  advanced/proficient in mathematics: TBD  advanced/proficient in reading: TBD 78

79 2013-14 AMAO Targets Annual Measurable Achievement ObjectiveTarget AMAO 1 Annual increases in the number or percentage of children making progress towards learning English. Definition: gain of > 0.6 ACCESS for ELLS composite proficiency level score 61% AMAO 2 Annual increases in the number or percentage of children attaining English proficiency. Definition: ACCESS for ELLs composite proficiency score of > 4.5 on a Tier B or C assessment or Kindergarten assessment 26% AMAO 3 TBD 79

80 2014-15 Accountability Determinations AMAO 1 and 2 AMAO 3 (based on PA’s ESEA Flexibility AMOs)  Indicators: —Participation rate(95% for ELL subgroup) —5 year graduation rate cohort (85% or 10 % improvement) —Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in reading —Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in mathematics  Performance Target: —50% reduction in achievement gap for advanced/proficient ELL population over six years 80

81 2014-15 AMAO Targets Annual Measurable Achievement ObjectiveTarget AMAO 1 Annual increases in the number or percentage of children making progress towards learning English. Definition: gain of > 0.6 ACCESS for ELLS composite proficiency level score 64% AMAO 2 Annual increases in the number or percentage of children attaining English proficiency. Definition: ACCESS for ELLs composite proficiency score of > 4.5 on a Tier B or C assessment or Kindergarten assessment 28% AMAO 3 Participation rate(95% for ELL subgroup) 5 year graduation rate cohort (85% or 10 % improvement) Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in reading Closing the achievement gap (from 100%) for ELL population in mathematics 50% reduction in achievement gap for advanced/profi cient ELL population over six years 81

82 AMAO Improvement Planning If the State Educational Agency (SEA) determines, based on AMAOs, that an eligible entity has failed to make progress toward meeting such objectives for two consecutive years, the agency shall require the entity to develop an improvement plan that will ensure the entity meets such objectives. Title III 3122 (b)(2) If the SEA determines that an eligible entity has failed to meet AMAOs described in subsection (a), for four consecutive years, the agency shall— require such entity to modify the curriculum, program, and method of instruction, or (i) make a determination whether the entity shall continue to receive funds related to the entity’s failure to meet such objectives; and (ii) require such entity to replace educational personnel relevant to the entity’s failure to meet such objectives. Title III 3122 (b) (4) 82

83 2012-13 Accountability Results Based on 11-12 AMAO Status Reports and 12-13 AMAO Status Reports —10 subgrantees in 2 year AMAO IP —2 subgrantees in 4 year AMAO IP AMAO Improvement Plan Development: —Notification of the Requirement to develop and implement an AMAO Improvement Plan based on preliminary 12-13 AMAO Status Reports—April 2014 —Professional development—May 29, 2014 —Submission of AMAO Improvement Plan—July 2014 —Submission of Assurance Statement—September 2014 —Release of 12-13 AMAO Status Reports— pending —Professional Development—October 2014 —Progress Check—February 2015 —Implementation of plans & continued technical assistance 83

84 Title III Monitoring Review by USDE PDE’s implementation of the NCLB Title III Part A formula grant is being reviewed by the Student Assessment and Accountability (SASA) group at US Department of Education on September 22- 25, 2014 LEAs selected by USDE to participate: —Philadelphia SD —Hazleton SD —Lancaster SD —Delaware County IU —Interboro SD 84

85 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 85

86 2014-15 Professional Development LEP Data—by PDE staff and WIDA PD Specialists Title III—by PDE staff Improvement Planning—by ESL TA Facilitators, PDE staff, WIDA PD Specialists Assessment—by PDE staff Instruction of ELLs —by PDE staff, ESL TA Facilitators, WIDA PD Specialists, national experts Event descriptions and registration will be available soon at www.eslportalpa.infowww.eslportalpa.info 86

87 LEP Data Collection Webinars Date and TimeTopic TBDPIMS October 1 Student Enrollment Snapshot September 30, 2014 10:30--11:30 and 1:30--2:30 PIMS Title III Professional Development Activities Survey Collection November 13, 2014, 10:00—11:30 November 19, 2014, 1:30—3:00 PIMS ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Precode Collection April 14, 2015, 10:00—12:00 April 15, 2015 1:30—3:30 PIMS ACCESS for ELLs Collection February 19, 2015, 10:00—11:30 February 24, 2015, 2:00—3:30 LEP System LEP Data Collection June 3, 2015, 10:00—11:30 June 16, 2015, 2:00—3:30 PIMS June 15 End of Year Snapshot and ESL End of Year Collection 87

88 ELP Assessment Webinars Date and TimeTopic Recording available in ESL ToolkitUse of the W-APT for Identification and Placement November 4, 2014, 1:30—3:30Administering ACCESS for ELLs Kindergarten November 4, 2014, 10:00—12:00Administering ACCESS for ELLs Grades 1-12 November 6, 2014, 10:00—12:00Administering Alternate ACCESS for ELLs November 6, 2014, 1:30—3:30ACCESS for ELLs Test Ordering, Administration & Security Procedures May 28, 2015, 10:00—12:00ACCESS for ELLs Score Interpretation 88

89 Best Practices for Instruction of ELLs: Date and TimeTopic Recording available in the ESL Tool KitEffective ESL Programs: Meeting the Challenges and Embracing the Opportunities Recording available in the ESL Tool KiteMetric Data Interaction Tool for ACCESS for ELLs Recording available in the ESL Tool Kit Live webinar dates TBD TransACT: An overview of the Online Tool for Compliance and Parent Notification Availability TBDEffective Instruction for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education 89

90 www.education.state.pa.us > Best Practices for Instruction of ELLs TopicDate and Location ELD Standards in Action: Differentiation October 8, 2014 PaTTAN Harrisburg October 9, 2014 PaTTAN King of Prussia 2014 Migrant and ESL Conference October 15-17, 2014 Harrisburg Hilton Data Analysis: Focus on Classrooms October 28, 2014 PaTTAN Harrisburg October 29, 2014 PaTTAN King of Prussia ESL Program Development and Compliance Training for Charter Schools November 18, 2014 PaTTAN Harrisburg ELD Standards in Action: Unit Planning April 7-9, 2015 PaTTAN Harrisburg ELD Standards: Training of Trainers (by invitation only) April 21-13, 2015 PaTTAN Harrisburg 90

91 Title 3 Related Events Date and SiteTopic October 1-2, 2014 PaTTAN Harrisburg Data Analysis for Schools and Districts (by invitation only) March 26, 2015 PaTTAN Harrisburg AMAO Improvement Planning Professional Development (by invitation only) 91 The following recorded webinars and power point presentations are available on the ESL Portal at www.eslportalpa.info:www.eslportalpa.info Title III Application and Approved Activities Title III Requirements for Translation/Interpretation, Equitable Services for Nonpublic Students, Supplement v. Supplant Title III Requirements for Effective Applications, Use of Immigrant Children and Youth Funds, and Parental Engagement Title III Monitoring & Compliance Review

92 Self-Mediated On-line Learning DateTopic Coming SoonImplementing Compliant and Effective ESL Programs (targets new or novice ESL Coordinators) Coming SoonDifferentiating Instruction and Assessment for ELLs (targets academic content area teachers) 92

93 PATTAN RESOURCES RTII for ELLs Training of Trainers Modules:  A Cultural, Linguistic, and Ecological Approach with ELLs Using a Multi-Tiered System, http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module1.zip http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module1.zip  Foundations of SAS and RTII: Meeting the Needs of ELLs through Effective Implementation of Tiers 1, 2, 3 http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module2.zip http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module2.zip  Effective Elementary Reading Instruction and Assessment Practices for ELLs in RTII http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module3.zip http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module3.zip  Quality Literacy and Assessment Practices for Secondary ELLs in RTII Tiers 1, 2, 3 http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module4.zip http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module4.zip  Quality Vocabulary Instruction for ELLs in Tiers 1, 2, 3 http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module5.ziphttp://webapps.pattan.net/files/module5.zip  Progress Monitoring: Formative Assessment for Elementary ELLs http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module6.zip http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module6.zip  Progress Monitoring: Formative Assessment for Secondary ELLs http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module7.ziphttp://webapps.pattan.net/files/module7.zip  Culturally Responsive Elementary and Secondary Instruction: Working with ELL Families and Multi-Cultural Communities http://webapps.pattan.net/files/module8.ziphttp://webapps.pattan.net/files/module8.zip 93

94 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 94

95 ESL Technical Assistance Protocol Option #1: ESL Toolkit Option #2: IU ESL Contact Option #3: ESL Technical Assistance Coordinator (vacant) Option #4: PDE 95

96 ESL Portal: New for 2014-15 www.eslportalpa.info NEW--2014-15 Welcome & Reminders Page —Updates and timelines —Beginning of year resources for identification/placement —Beginning of year resources for standards-based and data driven instructional planning —Links to ESL Toolkit guidance Platform revamp (coming soon) Self-mediated on-line courses (coming soon) 96

97 ESL Tool Kit: New for 2014-15 dynamic, user-friendly, readily available, centralized, online repository of information and resources regarding mandated supports and programming for English language learners —legal framework and references —recommended and exemplary documents/forms —instructional tools and strategies —PDE guidance and communications —timetables and contact information —links to sources and resources Accessible on the ESL Portal at http://www.eslportalpa.info http://www.eslportalpa.info NEW--Family Engagement, Assessment, Special Populations 97

98 ESL Technical Assistance Coordinator Provide technical assistance with primary focus on priority schools and those Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Title III AMAO Improvement work with PDE staff to develop and implement ESL training opportunities and supportive resource materials support PDE staff by providing technical assistance, conducting site visits, coordinating professional development opportunities, gathering information and producing ESL tools and resources to assist in the provision of instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs). Position Vacancy: posted in the next month 98

99 Division of Curriculum Linda Long | State Title III Director ESL/Bilingual Education Advisor lilong@pa.gov (717)-783-6595 Tami Shaffer l Education Administration Associate tshaffer@pa.gov (717)-705-3829 Division of Federal Programs Jesse Fry | Regional Coordinator jefry@pa.gov 717-783-6829 99 PDE Staff

100 www.education.state.pa.us > 100 For more information on the education of English language learners please visit PDE’s website at www.education.state.pa.us The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.


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